M.Sc. Banking and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study.

Description of Banking and Finance

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This programme provides both basic training in preparation for higher degrees by research (MPhil or PhD), and vocational training for careers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, particularly banking and central banking.

It provides training in banking, finance and research methods whilst allowing continued specialisation in either microeconomics or macroeconomics.

This enables you to develop sophistication in areas of economics, banking and finance that suit you best. A very wide choice of options is available.

All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers.

The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 18950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6600 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Research Methods
  • The Financial System
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Stochastic Models in Finance

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Asset Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Comparative Banking
  • Development Finance
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Summer period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

English Language Requirements

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6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Banking and Finance

We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.

Work Experience for Banking and Finance

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

For more information please visit our website.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.